Game is out! What are your impressions?

#1 Posted by kickinthehead (71 posts) -

I played this all yesterday but gave up after spending forever on the last boss. Beat him in probably ten minutes this morning, typical.

Anyway I loved the game and would've gladly paid $15 for it, but being only $10 made it that much sweeter. The special powers are a lot of fun to use and I like the stealth and puzzle aspects to it. The top down perspective makes it reminiscent of classic Metal Gear Solid, and some of the puzzles are a little Portal-like in their execution. The game is structurally Metroid-like because more areas unlock as you gain new powers and give you access to more secret areas. Two types of collectibles, one of which is the in-game currency you use to upgrade your powers.

Some of the boss battles could be rather frustrating and I died A LOT but they fit nicely with the newly introduced mechanics. My first playthrough I was as pacifist as possible, which I'm glad that I did because now that I'm going through exploding everyone it's not as challenging (but exploding guys is a TON of fun).

My only criticisms are the occasional framerate issues and the challenge room unlocking ruins the pace of the game because you're forced to try each of them at least once when you discover/unlock them in game. Would've preferred the ability to save them for later.

#2 Posted by CrazyBagMan (858 posts) -

I'm really liking it so far. The tone and feel of it are awesome. My only problem is I'm feeling like it's not going to last nearly as long as I wish it would.

#3 Posted by Rmack (1078 posts) -

Fantastic little game. Keeps throwing new things at you at exactly the right pace, and not a lot of games are able to nail that down nowadays.

#4 Posted by a55b0t (6 posts) -

If you don't want to play the challenge rooms during the story, they will all be unlocked after you finish the game.

#5 Posted by eezo (287 posts) -

i'm considering getting it when i get home from work! hope it's awesome =)

#6 Edited by JacDG (2130 posts) -

Most of the game was alright, but the last 20% of it was incredibly frustrating to be quite honest, final level was horrible in every single way I could imagine, controls were unresponsive which only became a problem towards the end. Overall, I found it to be alright, but quite disappointing. Also, didn't even get 4 hours of playtime out of it, not good enough (imo).

#7 Posted by BPRJCTX (709 posts) -

I played the trial, and, i didn't like the controls.

It should be a lot more responsive and fluid, it just doesn't feel good to me.

And i also don't like the tone of the game, cute little guy with violent gory deaths, just doesn't do it for me.

It reminds me a lot of 'Splosion Man, lab experience trying to escape the lab, but 'Splosion Man does it in a funny cartoony way, it's the kind of game i can play with my little sister, and she enjoys watching and even playing it, even thourgh it gets way to hard for her, way too fast.

Anyway, American Nightmare should be great.

#8 Posted by kickinthehead (71 posts) -

@a55b0t: Ah I didn't know that, I thought I had to unlock them during the game if I wanted to play them later. Already beat it now so later playthroughs I won't bother going into them.

I think the gory deaths are great, but have mixed feelings about how the cuteness works for and against the game. I think the contradiction of cute and gore is kind of awesome, but during the cutscenes Zero seems so cute and innocent that it's weird. Playing through trying to kill as few people as possible felt like the best interpretation of the character for me.

#9 Posted by Still_I_Cry (2494 posts) -

Didn't like the demo and the warping at times felt delayed.

#10 Posted by spankingaddict (2739 posts) -

I'm late , but I played about 3 hours and really like it . I'm about done and excited to go and finish it up . Also , I only paid $2.50 for it(steal)! I didn't buy it right away because of the mixed reactions . Get it . It's cheap .

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